Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Make your flipped classroom interactive

Another reason I'm not flipping over the flipped classroom model is that passively watching videos isn't great pedagogy. Now there's a product that remedies this by allowing you to turn YouTube videos into online classes. 

Teachem is a free teaching platform that allows users to create time-stamped flashcards and review quizzes right on the videos themselves. The flashcards can not only help viewers check their understanding of the material being presented—like traditional flashcards, these can contain a question on the front and the answer on the back—but they can also serve to organize the information in the video, sort of like a table of contents.

Classes are created within a school making it easy for innovative educators to organize all the classes that they want to share with their students. Professional development providers can keep all of their training videos together in one convenient spot.

Teachem is free, simple to use, and gets the information that is already out there into a more concise, organized platform. Check it at at and learn more by watching the video below.


  1. Thanks for sharing this, Lisa. A lot of teachers are looking for ways to make videos more interactive...this is a great one to add to the list.

  2. It's great that you posted this this week! I just started doing a weekly tech feature on the flipped learning network's weekly podcast and I had already picked out Teachem for this week's show. This gives me a nice blog post to mention in my segment!